This resource aims to indicate the central components of Open Access (OA) — such as reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, etc — running from “open access” to “restricted access.”
It is also intended to assist authors decide where to publish based on OA- or non-OA publication policies.
In addition, it provides a resource for funding organizations and others to help establish standards as to appropriate levels of OA.
See here for a summary of the report’s findings, including but not limited to the following:
A fifth of American adults have read an e-book in the past year and the number of e-book readers grew after a major increase in ownership of e-book reading devices and tablet computers during the holiday gift-giving season.
The average reader of e-books says she has read 24 books (the mean number) in the past 12 months, compared with an average of 15 books by a non-e-book consumer.
30% of those who read e-content say they now spend more time reading, and owners of tablets and e-book readers particularly stand out as reading more now.
The prevalence of e-book reading is markedly growing, but printed books still dominate the world of book readers.
E-book reading happens across an array of devices, including smartphones.
In a head-to-head competition, people prefer e-books to printed books when they want speedy access and portability, but print wins out when people are reading to children and sharing books with others.
The availability of e-content is an issue to some.
The majority of book readers prefer to buy rather than borrow.
Those who own e-book reading devices stand out from other book readers and there are sometimes differences among device owners in their reading habits.
The Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 presents over 600 English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other works that are useful in understanding institutional repositories and ETDs. This selective bibliography covers IR country and regional surveys, multiple-institution repositories, specific IRs, IR digital preservation issues, IR library issues, IR metadata strategies, institutional open access mandates and policies, IR R&D projects, IR research studies, IR open source software (OSS) and electronic theses and dissertations.